Source: News and Observer
Governor Cooper announced that the US Golf Association would be creating a multi-building research and testing campus in Pinehurst, a North Carolina village famed for its high-profile golf tournaments. The plan will see up to $36M in the campus, employing 50 people. The move will also come with a guarantee of more high-profile tournaments in the state, according to the News and Observer.
“This new USGA hub along with the assured rotation of the U.S. Open in Pinehurst will bring jobs and millions of tourism dollars to our state. North Carolina’s golf history is legendary and this adds to the luster,” said Governor Cooper in a press release.
Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA, praised North Carolina as a new home for the association.
“There is no better place for the USGA to plant new roots than the beautiful and iconic Home of American Golf,” said Davis. “Thanks to the vision of North Carolina, Moore County and Pinehurst leaders, we are taking a bold step forward and forging a long-term commitment that will elevate our championships, foster greater innovation in golf, and ultimately help grow the game. We look forward to building on our nearly 100-year history in this region, and growing our relationships with the leadership, golf community and residents of this great state.”